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All Access: Bolles Sophomore Charles Hicks Final Foot Locker Preparations Todd Grasley Dec 9, 2016

Charles Hicks of Bolles became the 4th sophomore ever from Florida to qualify for Foot Locker Nationals after placing 9th at Foot Locker South in a state leading time of 15:07.50. Hicks is coming off a spectacular season winning five of his seven meets and placing runner-up in the other two which include the 2A Cross Country Finals. Jacob Fuller had a chance to catch up with Charles at his final workout before heading out to San Diego.

Floridians At Foot Locker Nationals: Is Ashley Brasovan The Best Ever? Todd Grasley Dec 9, 2016

Not only does Ashley Brasovan own the fastest time of any Floridian at Foot Locker Nationals running 17:20, but she is the only athlete from the Sunshine State to win the prestigious event, taking home the title in 2007 over 2006 champion Kathy Kroeger. In 2008, Brasovan finished second behind Jordan Hasay who also won in 2005. Is she the best ever to perform at a national meet?

Coaching Champions: Niceville Girls Todd Grasley Dec 9, 2016

After falling short of a podium finish in 2015, the Niceville girls took home the 3A Cross Country Finals title this year. Coach Jamie LaFollette gives us an inside look at the Eagles journey from summer training to a 4th place finish at NXNSE.

Wharton Trio Signs College Scholarships Todd Grasley Dec 9, 2016

Three of Wharton High Schools top track and field athletes made their college decisions this week. Sprinter Searra Woods chose FAU, distance standout Rania Samhouri picked nearby USF, and mid-distance athlete Bryanna Rivers will head to the northeast U.S. and run for UMASS. Wildcats Coach Anthony Triana talks to us about their decisions and what they've meant for his program.

Podium Coaches: Circle Christian Girls Todd Grasley Dec 8, 2016

The Circle Christian girls followed up their 2015 1A Cross Country Finals championship with a runner-up finish in 2016. Coach Mark Caulfield tells us about this year's Centurion team and their road to a podium spot in Tallahassee.

Coaching Champions: Westminster Academy Boys Todd Grasley Dec 7, 2016

When the Westminster Academy boys hoisted the 1A Cross Country Finals trophy it was the first time the team had won state since 1983. On hand for both of the titles was head coach Ken Key. We caught up with him to talk about his team's journey the top of the podium.

With NXN Trip, Pine Crest's Yared Is Ready To Dominate Once More Isabel Hanewicz Dec 6, 2016

Although only a freshman, Pine Crest's Tsion Yared has accolades beyond her years. Yared started running in fourth grade, placing sixth in the 2A state cross country meet as a sixth grader in 2013 and winning it as a seventh grader in 2014. With PRs of 17:42.40 for XC, 10:49.60 for the 3200m, and 5:06.56, she could rival most seniors in the state.

State Champion Hurdler Jamiah Jackson Of Evans Signs With UTSA Todd Grasley Dec 6, 2016

The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) reached into Florida and signed one of the state's top hurdlers in Evans senior Jamiah Jackson. Jackson was the 4A Region 1 champion in both the 100m hurdles and 300m hurdles. At the state meet she brought home gold in the 300m distance and was third in the 100's. 

Alumni Report: Move Over XC, Indoor Is Here Todd Grasley Dec 6, 2016

For our former standouts competing at the college level cross country season is over and now it's time to shift the focus to indoors. See how they fared in the opening week including a freshmen school record in the pole vault for former Lyman state champ and UPenn athlete Sean Clarke. It's our Alumni Report.

Which Senior Girls Have Improved The Most Since Freshmen Year In Florida? Todd Grasley Dec 5, 2016

Lemon Bay's Kelsi Ogilvie only ran a handful of races her freshman year with her fastest coming at the Invitational and a time of 25:34.20. Four years later Ogilvie was district and regional champion, and 11th at the 2A Cross Country Finals. Her personal best time dropped over SIX MINUTES to 18:48.00. We take a look at the top 500 seniors from 2016 and their progression over the last four years.